Today, Defkalion, the Greek break-way from Andrea Rossi, announced the pre-industrial prototype specs for their Hyperion, which is described as a 5 kW heat-producing, chemically-assisted, low-energy nuclear reactor. They are negotiating licensing contracts for its rollout, expected to reach the market in 2012.
By Sterling D. Allan
Pure Energy Systems News
Well, the Hyperion product announcement day has arrived for Praxen – Defkalion Green Technologies Global (Defkalion), the controversial break-away company from Andrea Rossi's Leonardo Corporation. The Hyperion is described as a 5 kilowatt, heat-producing, chemically-assisted, low-energy nuclear reactor. They say that up to nine of these modules can be combined to form a 45 kW unit, and that these units are expected to be available for purchase in 2012, and that license agreements are being considered.
The first comment on the forum, following their press-release, was:
Defkalion, I am really impressed by level of details and a quality of this spec. document. My congratulations!
Now, you can fasten your seatbelts, because you are approaching the Perfect Storm of professional internet lenr non-believer's critics . Good luck!
The 21-page Specs Sheet gives minute details about the Hyperion reactor, including
- Mechanical specs
- Fuel (Nickel and Hydrogen) containment and consumption specs
- Circuitry specs
- Gamma radiation specs: < 0.18 µSV/h
- Nickel powder toxicity test results
- Mention of proprietary self-destruct mechanism that poses no dangers
- Mention of a proprietary catalyst
- Recharge of H and Ni every 6 months
- Remote monitoring capabilities
- Recycling: more than 98% (in weight) of Hyperion product is made from recyclable materials
- COP better than 1:25
- Certificates — pending
Here are the two diagrams included with the product spec sheet.
Hyperion schematic internal architecture (multi-reactor model)
Here is what the conclusion of the spec sheet says "about the reaction:"
"Defkalion's scientific R&D team have successfully managed to trigger and monitor Chemically Assisted Low Energy Nuclear Reactions caused by Nickel and Hydrogen nuclei. Following extensive experimentation on the preparation, cleaning and degassing of Nickel clusters and atomic Hydrogen systems, valuable knowledge has been gained. The data was obtained from conventional, non-specifically designed for LENR instrumentation, such as mass-spectrometer, gas-chromatographer, Wilson camera, SEM spectra and others.
Such measurements of phenomena gave us strong evidence on the activation mechanisms of Nickel that allow the nuclear capture of Hydrogen (the "breaking" of the Coulomb barrier), as well as the thermalization mechanism in a dynamic system of multi-stage set of reactions. Due to the elapsed time between the phenomena and their measurements using the above mentioned instrumentation, an incomplete proof of theories sill exists. However, the obtained data provide us with a solid basis to control the triggering and termination conditions of the Ni-H reactions with Hyperion reactors, as well as the necessary conditions for stable performance.
As a result, the above mentioned efforts led to the design of safe and stable Hyperion pre-industrial product, following the specifications described in this document.
Very Similar to E-Cat
For all intents and purposes, from what I can tell, it's basically Rossi's E-Cat, though Defkalion claims that it is different and was developed independently by them, not Rossi, even though yesterday NyTeknik reported an August 5 statement by Defkalion's president that they did reverse engineer Rossi's E-Cat, without his knowledge, but that they didn't intend to implement that technology in their design. [Story] Apparently they are confident that the core reactor design is different enough from Rossi's to claim unique status.
Split from Rossi
Rossi terminated his relationship with Defkalion in early August. Defkalion was going to be the licensee to handle all licensing of the technology in the world except for the Americas and the military. But according to Rossi, Defkalion did not reach an important financial payment milestone, and according to Defkalion, Rossi had not performed adequate testing of the E-Cat. [Index of coverage]
Rather than discontinue, due to that breached contract, Defkalion's announcements and claims continued as if they were not deterred. And in today's disclosures, they talk as though they are an independent company with exclusive rights to their intellectual property, which they are licensing for use worldwide.
Here's an excerpt from Defkalion's press release today:
Hyperion products will be introduced into the global market with applications for buildings, agriculture and industrial energy needs.
Beyond the completion of the final product with all necessary certificates, our company has three key objectives for 2012:
1. Agreements with companies for exclusive licenses according to country / territory
We have received interest in our license agreements from 850 companies from 60 countries. They have already received an invitation for testing our products on the basis of a license for their country. We expect to sign contracts in 2012 and have already started talks.
2. Third party independent tests for scientific purposes and advancement of theory
Praxen – Defkalion Green Technologies is a strong supporter of LENR technologies globally. Greece can become the global centre for R&D on LENR technologies. We have already received numerous requests from leading scientific authorities, academic institutions and national laboratories from key countries to conduct tests on our products. Our policy is to accept their requests, under agreed protocol, and to allow publication of their findings. The process of agreeing to dates for such tests depends on the availability of our staff and labs, keeping in mind that we run a business, not a technology show room.
3. R&D-based joint venture partnerships with companies in niche market applications
There are many applications that stand alone Hyperion products cannot service. In these cases, we will enter into joint venture agreements with companies that have specialized know-how and technologies in their field, but who will be able to utilize and capitalize on our technology to create entirely new products with ours. Examples of such partnerships have come from interested companies in the fields of marine propulsion, water desalination, off-shore drilling, trains, telecom towers, heavy vehicles, and micro energy sources. These agreements will be consistent with Praxen – Defkalion Green Technologies Global product development and R and D efforts.
I have mixed feelings about this development. Part of me is mad because of the possibility that Defkalion underhandedly obtained Rossi's intellectual property. Perhaps they didn't. They need to set the record straight on that perception.
Part of me is overjoyed that another company has arrived on the scene with a free energy technology. The more the merrier. It will be a very long time before we reach market penetration with free energy devices.
This development also brings additional credibility to the cold fusion field in general and to Rossi's Ni-H reactor E-Cat in particular.
There are several other groups pursuing this as well. As each comes forward, the academic world will have a harder time ignoring it, and at some point are going to have a change of heart and jump into this science with everything they've got.
I'm not sure about the credibility of Defkalion. They come across as being very credible, but that could just be marketing brilliance not backed by substance. Rossi certainly doesn't have anything good to say about them.
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- Forum Thread
- The Potentially Core-less Cold Fusion Hyperion of Defkalion – Today, Defkalion Green Technologies issued a press release and a data sheet about their Hyperion cold fusion based products. However, no demonstration was performed, and no test data was released. Also, we have no way of knowing if they are simply using the E-Cat technology without Rossi's permission. (PESN; November 30, 2011)
- Defkalion Site Down – Here Are The Hyperion Specs (ECatNews; Nov. 30)
- Praxen-Defkalion reveals technical specification sheet for pre-industrial Hyperion product (NextBigFuture; Nov. 30)
- E-Cat, Defkalion: pronti nel 2012. Rossi: impossibile (Italian) (translate to English) (ambiente.essenzialeonline.it; Nov. 30)
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PESN Coverage of Defkalion
- The Potentially Core-less Cold Fusion Hyperion of Defkalion (PESN; November 30, 2011)